Tourism Harrison Newsletter

Let Harrison Put a Little Spring in Your Step

                                                                                                                                           April 1, 2018

April's sunshine allows for more than just a quick jaunt out of the house. Dust off those trusty old hiking boots and fill your backpack with healthy snacks. Ski season is nearing the end, and it's time to exercise your heart and lungs.

Spring is the season of renewal! Get ready to feel alive, strong, and free to roam wherever the unmarked paths take you!

ADVENTURE OUT WITH OUR TOP 5 PICKS

Harrison has a great variety of hikes, strolls, and walks, from novice to experienced, and with no shortage of sites to explore.

Check out our hiking list that's listed from moderate to difficult.

EASY:  Spirit Trail -- more than an average walk! Enjoy the cedar trees that have been decorated with beautiful First Nation's masks by a local artist.

BRING THE FAMILY: Hicks Lake Trail-- your kids have a bunch of energy to burn after winter hibernation. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy this 2-hour 'hike' with the littles.

MEDIUM:  Sandy Cove Trail (Whippoorwill Point) -- the first 150 meters are tough, but after that you are golden! The reward? A stellar view of Harrison Lake.

HARD:  Campbell River Trail (The Harrison Grind) -- Harrison's own version of the Grouse Grind, with a 700-meter ascent, this is a 3-5 hour hike that is designed for the experienced!

DIFFICULT: Slollicum Peak -- Slollicum is a 1200 meter ascent with a remote 14k return hike, east of Harrison Lake Gravel Road. It's off the beaten path and gorgeous.

 

 

HIKES TO BIKES

You have worked up a sweat and are ready for a monster bowl of something satisfying.

If you are after a pint, stop by The Old Settler Pub or Sandpiper Resort's Clubhouse.

Muddy's serves their coffee hot, and signature-size desserts are guaranteed to 'hit the spot'. Wanting a bit more on the upscale and farm-fresh? Try Harrison Corner, Black Forest,  Copper Room, or Morgan's Bistro. Bring a change of clothes and celebrate the adventure you just experienced.

 

 

UNCORKED WINE FESTIVAL

Unfortunately, this popular wine festival is SOLD OUT by day, but there is some room on April 20, 2018 to explore our restaurants for Uncorked by Night

Rowena's Inn on the River has partnered with Singletree Winery, Morgan's Bistro is with Kettle Valley, and Harrison Corner is collaborating with Maan Farms Winery.

Beautiful food and wine pairings never looked so good!
Please book directly with each restaurant to reserve your table.


 

 

 

"Of all of the paths you take in life, make sure that a few of them are dirt." - John Muir

Harrison Hot Springs is far enough
away to feel away from it all, but only a 40-minute drive from Abbotsford and a scenic 
1.5-hour drive from Vancouver.

Love the journey as much as the visit. 
#justuptheroad .

 


 

 

Spring is in the air!

                                                                                                                                          March 1, 2018

Slow clap...We made it!

The days are getting longer as we head towards moments filled with light and renewal. It's time to unravel from the cozy, uncurl from the tight-ball binge-watching position, and present ourselves to the world, again, as we embrace springtime!

Break the pattern, wake up, gather, and make time to feel amazing.

DOWN-TIME

We have heard that "life is about the journey and not the destination", but if you are planning a family vacation with the kids, and maybe even Fido, save yourself the endless drive and stressful air travel. Start the getaway right away.
Harrison is family AND pet-friendly!

Choose from a variety of specials and packages this Spring Break. Mom and Dad get time-off from playing Chef, with these breakfast, lunch and dinner options.

And, don't forget your bathing suits for a dip in our soothing hot springs.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sasquatch Museum Grand Opening

Learn all you can about the "primary caretaker who watches over our land", according to First Nations' lore. Discover why even scientists cannot dispute this ape-like creature's existence and why the hopes of catching a glimpse, of the mighty Sasquatch, continues to enamour new and returning guests.

The Sasquatch Museum is located at the Harrison Visitor Information Centre located at 499 Hot Springs Rd, Harrison Hot Springs.

 

 

Easter at Kilby Historic Site

The Easter Bunny is 'no bunny's' fool. On April 1, bring the family to Kilby Historic Site to search high and low for eggs and prizes. Decorate Easter eggs, play good ol' fashioned games, and spend time with the farm animals.

Treat the entire family to a traditional Roast Turkey Dinner at the cafe. Call to reserve your table in advance.






COMING IN APRIL...


Uncorked Wine Festival

This popular wine festival has artisan style with locally-created food, vintage flair and, of course, beautiful, local wines! Returning to Harrison on April 20, 2018, bring a group of friends and explore Uncorked by Night or Uncorked by Day. 
Tickets can be purchased here or at the Tourism Harrison Hot Springs Visitor Centre. See participating wineries.

 

"Wherever you are - be all there." - Jim Elliott

Harrison Hot Springs is far enough away to feel away from it all, but only a 40-minute drive from Abbotsford and a scenic1.5 hour drive from Vancouver.

Love the journey as much as the visit. 
#justuptheroad .

 


 

 

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